In-Sourcing

I’ve written recently about the challenges of getting things done in my life — physical limitations, time and money limitations — all increase the complexity of accomplishing goals.

This morning I got a call from one of my new “garden elves” setting up a time to mow my enormous and overgrown yard. (cue relieved applause☺). This led me to considering what my own next step needs to be this morning. So many tasks, so little energy…sigh.

I realized that first I needed to just center and be still, then act. I turned to the great Osho Zen Tarot for my wisdom-fix, and sure enough, they didn’t let me down!  Here then, is The Source.

Zen asks you to come out of the head and go to the basic source…. It is not that Zen is not aware of the uses of energy in the head, but if all the energy is used in the head, you will never become aware of your eternity…. You will never know as an experience what it is to be one with the whole. When the energy is just at the center, pulsating, when it is not moving anywhere, neither in the head nor in the heart, but it is at the very source from where the heart takes it, the head takes it, pulsating at the very source–that is the very meaning of Zazen. Zazen means just sitting at the very source, not moving anywhere, a tremendous force arises, a transformation of energy into light and love, into greater life, into compassion, into creativity. It can take many forms. But first you have to learn how to be at the source. Then the source will decide where your potential is. You can relax at the source, and it will take you to your very potential.
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Osho The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself Chapter 11
 
Commentary:
When we speak of being “grounded” or “centered” it is this Source we are talking about. When we begin a creative project, it is this Source that we tune in to. This card reminds us that there is a vast reservoir of energy available to us. And that we tap into it not by thinking and planning but by getting grounded, centered, and silent enough to be in contact with the Source. It is within each of us, like a personal, individual sun giving us life and nourishment. Pure energy, pulsating, available, it is ready to give us anything we need to accomplish something, and ready to welcome us back home when we want to rest. So whether you are beginning something new and need inspiration right now, or you’ve just finished something and want to rest, go to the Source. It’s always waiting for you, and you don’t even have to step out of your house to find it.
 
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